Goldfish compete with native fish for food, potentially threatening an ecosystem.
The fish, likely former aquarium pets, have attracted the attention of invasive-species managers.
Voracious predator could be big threat to native aquatic populations
Of all of the aquatic animals that could be collected in a gillnet on the Kenai River, crawfish are some of the least likely. Why? Because they do not naturally occur in the Kenai River or any other river in Alaska. Unfortunately, crawfish have been collected from the lower Kenai River twice in the last four years, and both times they were leftovers from someone’s dinner.